Being a beautiful Australian actress, Viva Bianca is definitely best known for playing Ilithyia in the Starz network series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010). As she was widely admired for the role, it was only normal she reprised it in 2012’s Spartacus: Vengeance.
Viva Bianca Biography
Born as Viva Skubiszewski on 17 November 1983, in Victoria, Australia, she is the daughter of Lee Skubiszewski (mother) and father Cezary Skubiszewski, the popular Polish composer for film, television, and orchestra. She has a brother Jan Skubiszewski who is also a producer and composer.
Raised in Melbourne, Bianca was inspired by Australian actors Cate Blanchett, Abbie Cornish and Heath Ledger and had always dreamt of becoming an actress someday. She pursued her dreams by attending the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she graduated with honours.
Bianca made her screen acting debut in an episode of the television series Eugenie Sandler P.I. She has various screen roles to her credit which include TV series, such as Marshall Law, Blue Heelers, All Saints, The Strip and movie roles such as Accidents Happen (2009), Bad Bush (2009), Scorned (2013), and The Reckoning (2014).
But Bianca’s claim to fame was her incredible character as the young Roman noblewoman Ilithyia in the hit gladiator series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010). Her extremely cold-hearted and calculating character in the movie portrays a gorgeous woman who has a killer body that men lust after which she uses to manipulate her husband into inflicting pain upon her enemies. The highly acclaimed series was a huge success in many countries like Australia, USA and Britain. Bianca had her role reprised in Spartacus: Vengeance (2012). She has worked on other movies such as A Prince for Christmas (2015), Trudith Winters and Blind (2016). She has also been cast as the lead role in director Jon Hewitt’s erotic thriller, X: Night of Vengeance, starring as a high-class call girl.
Viva Bianca has an estimated net worth of $2 million, a value which is quite significant for her fans and expected to grow over the years, considering her achievements so far in the industry.
Is She Married, Who’s Her Husband
Viva Bianca is married to American musician Antonio Beliveau, who is a member of rock band The Crash Kings. The couple reportedly dated for several years before secretly tying the knot in 2016. However, the exact date of their marriage remains undisclosed. Sources reveal she and Beliveau have a daughter Vienna Rose and lives happily together.
6 Quick Facts about Viva Bianca
- Physical Stats
The beautiful blonde actress with an hourglass figure is 5 ft 9 inches (175cm) tall and weighs 52kg (114lbs). She has grey eyes and her body measurements are 34-26-32 inches. She wears 8.5 (US) shoe size and 34C bra size.
- Love for Yoga
Viva Bianca’s favourite exercise routine is yoga and meditation, not forgetting walking and running on the beach. Yoga is so important to the beautiful Aussie star because it enhances flexibility, strength, endurance, and is also deeply nourishing for the mind and spirit. For her, it is really important to continually get in touch with that quiet space on the inside (especially women).
- Biggest Weakness
Every human has one or two weaknesses and Bianca is no exception. The beautiful actress with an amazing body once revealed that her biggest weakness in life is food. Yes! you heard right, FOOD！She has a special love for all things brown (e.g brown rice and brown bread) and eats loads of vegetables, tofu, and fish. She is also a big fan of yoghurt, strawberries, broccolini, carrots, pumpkin, bok-choy and rice milk.
- Favourite Beauty Treatment
For the delectable Aussie actress, the key to maintaining a clear dewy skin is remaining hydrated on the inside and out. She, therefore, drinks and uses skin products that are oil-free and intensely hydrating.
- Role as Ilythia in Spartacus
Ironically, Bianca admits she was always embarrassed by her role as the manipulative Roman aristocrat Ilythia in the hit series Spartacus. She describes Ilythia’s character as ‘dangerous’, ‘outrageous’, and ‘unbearably evil’, with no justification whatsoever. According to the Aussie star, though it was a joy to play the role Ilythia, it was, however, a complex, and an awesome female role which scared her more and more as the show progressed.
- Other Endeavours
Asides being an actress, Viva Bianca who now lives in Los Angeles has added writer, producer, and blogger to her resume. Together with a friend Victoria Khroundina (Vicky), they founded an online magazine SheRa Mag which features daily trending stories in culture, fashion, film and TV, music, and world issues pertaining to women. It also explores the many shades of the female experience and celebrates female pioneers of our generation.